locate Northey Island
An island in the Blackwater estuary reached by a causeway and managed as a nature reserve by the National Trust.
locate Springfields or Orsett Camp Quarry
Old sand pit with excellent acid grassland/heathland regeneration
locate Steeple Creek (shingle)
Shingle foreshore on side of inlet in Blackwater estuary.
locate Little Thurrock Marshes
The site is likely to support a number of species of principle importance, included in the UKBAP, as well as providing good habitat opportunities for reptiles, protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
locate Canvey Wick
Habitats developed on silt and sand dredgings since 1970s. Complex mosaic of flower rich herbaceous vegetation, lichen heath, seasonally wet areas, some with saline influence, scrub and ditches.
locate Backwarden, Danbury
An important part of the Danbury ridge with small surviving heather areas and associated invertebrates.
locate Broom Hill, West Tilbury
Shallow sand/gravel pit at top into Thames Terrace and unimproved grassland scarp grazed by horses and rabbits
locate Heydon Roadverge
Calcareous grassland verge with rich flora, a small oasis in an arable landscape. A nearby small chalk pit is also important at approx. TL432409. Although in modern Cambridgeshire, these are both in Vice County 19 (North Essex).